Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David


Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian [Download] ✤ Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian Author Noam Chomsky – Thomashillier.co.uk From one of the world s most formidable political cartographers, Noam Chomsky, a map to the emerging global economic regime He outlines his views on a wide range of issues, including health care, glob From one of the world s most formidable Rabble in PDF/EPUB é political cartographers, Noam Chomsky, a map to the emerging global economic regime He outlines his views on a wide range of issues, including health care, global warming and.


10 thoughts on “Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian

  1. Riley Riley says:

    I try to read Noam Chomsky at least twice a year as a reminder of the possibilities that are out there This is a serious of radio interviews Chomsky gave in the early 1990s, and isaccessible than some of hisformal works.I m always impressed by Chomsky s insight and the breadth of his knowledge One passage I underlined, about the pardons that Bush 41 gave to those implicated in the Iran Contra scandal I frankly didn t take the pardons all that seriously It was a highly selective p I try to read Noam Chomsky at least twice a year as a reminder of the possibilities that are out there This is a serious of radio interviews Chomsky gave in the early 1990s, and isaccessible than some of hisformal works.I m always impressed by Chomsky s insight and the breadth of his knowledge One passage I underlined, about the pardons that Bush 41 gave to those implicated in the Iran Contra scandal I frankly didn t take the pardons all that seriously It was a highly selective prosecution They didn t go after top people or the important issues What they were being charged with is minor issues Lying to Congress is bad, it s a serious violation of law which carries a five year jail sentence But compared with carrying out huge international terrorist operations, it s pretty small potatoes Nobody was charged with conducting an illegal war against Nicaragua They were only charged with lying to Congress about it It indicates the values that lie behind the prosecution In other words, kill and torture whoever you like, but be sure to tell us We want to take part too If you think about it, that s exactly what happened in Watergate The charges against Nixon never included bombing Cambodia It did come up in the hearings, but the only respect in which it came up was that Nixon had lied to Congress about it There was no charge ever that he had sent U.S bombers to devastate Cambodian peasant society, killing tens of thousands of people


  2. Bruce Reiter Bruce Reiter says:

    the book was published in 1994 it is amazing to me how much of what Chomsky forecast has come true it is a hard book to read and one has to admire both the interviewer and interviewed I wish i had stumbled across it when i was teaching economics I could have made my classes a lotthought provoking


  3. Aitziber Aitziber says:

    While Rabble is one of the minor books in the Chomsky oeuvre, it is as thought provoking and informative as any other Chomsky Keeping the Rabble in Line deals mainly with early 90s politics, including NAFTA, GATT, Haiti, the Bush Sr administrations, as well as early Clinton administration Other,permanent issues, such as media control, gun control, global warming, health care and even a quick note on the internet, are also discussed in the context of the times Yet, the book does not fee While Rabble is one of the minor books in the Chomsky oeuvre, it is as thought provoking and informative as any other Chomsky Keeping the Rabble in Line deals mainly with early 90s politics, including NAFTA, GATT, Haiti, the Bush Sr administrations, as well as early Clinton administration Other,permanent issues, such as media control, gun control, global warming, health care and even a quick note on the internet, are also discussed in the context of the times Yet, the book does not feel outdated, and in fact provides the reader with background to understand the present situation not just on these issues, but also the Third Worldization of the wealthy nations, as well as American foreign policy in Israel Palestine Lebanon, or Chile.While these are all complex issues, they are explained in an accessible manner This corrobarates one of Chomsky s most important ideas, that if economy policy is described plainly, the average person can understand not just the reasons behind it, but also why it s negative for the working class And if the word class makes you recoil, Rabble also features a primer on why and how the American business class has made this word odious for those toiling under them The one thing I think Rabble could ve been clearer about is how Nixon s dismantling of the Bretton Woods system lead to unregulated capital floating around Sidenote Isn t Chomsky amazing I can type phrases such as Nixon s dismantling of the Bretton Woods system and havethan a vague idea about what I m talking about Specifically, what is was this unregulated capital Why is it bad that it became unregulated What could ve been done to alleviate the effects of the dismantling of the Bretton Woods system I feel that, while Barsamian s questions and Chomsky s answers were immensely clear about all other topics covered in the book, this unregulated capital kept coming up in various discussions, without really explaining what unregulated meant in that context.Also, and aside from the index, a few footnotes linking related topics together e.g seeof this topic in interview 3 would ve added clarity and made the book seemthought out and cohesive


  4. muhammad lafi muhammad lafi says:

    15 15 ,,


  5. Amr Mohamed Amr Mohamed says:

    3.5


  6. Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea says:

    Another great book of interviews from David Barsamian with Noam Chomsky I started reading this hoping to stumble across a great quote untying the notion that the economic system and all of the oppression created by it is controlled by a small group of folks looking to fuck people over Fucking people over happens but not because of some grand conspiracy It happens because of the economic system we live in A little dated in some ways and in others totally prescient Barsamian s sections on hea Another great book of interviews from David Barsamian with Noam Chomsky I started reading this hoping to stumble across a great quote untying the notion that the economic system and all of the oppression created by it is controlled by a small group of folks looking to fuck people over Fucking people over happens but not because of some grand conspiracy It happens because of the economic system we live in A little dated in some ways and in others totally prescient Barsamian s sections on health care, crime and gun control, reflections on democracy, race, and class were all great I recommend this book It s totally accessible and conversational


  7. J A H Khatri J A H Khatri says:

    Very very infromative


  8. Ophelia Dimopoulou Ophelia Dimopoulou says:

    , , , Chomky David Borsamian 1992 1994 , SCRIPTA 1997.


  9. AJ AJ says:

    I found this book a bit hard to follow because most of the events that are talked about happened when I was, at most, 8 or 9, and most of the details aren t really written about But it was still a great literary intro for me to Noam Chomsky and I d recommend it to anyone interested in him.


  10. Ryan Mishap Ryan Mishap says:

    Older interview books often become outdated quickly.


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